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National Mole Day – October 23

October 23, from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m., to be exact,  is National Mole Day!

National Mole Day commemorates the mole, a basic measuring unit in chemistry. Also known as Avogadro’s Number, the chemical formula of which is 6.02 x 10^23, the mole was discovered by Italian chemist Amadeo Avogadro. One mole is equal to the atomic mass of a single molecule and is measured in grams.

Learn more about National Mole Day and find celebration ideas at moleday.org.

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, moleday.org

 

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